JUST IN: Another top Zanu PF official involved in accident


A School Development Committee (SDC) chairperson has been transferred to Harare while a Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education accountant is being attended to at the PSMAS Clinic in Chiredzi after a vehicle that they were travelling in was involved in an accident at 10pm on Thursday in Chiredzi.

The vehicle belongs to the Ministry of Education.

The accountant Tapiwa Chigodora and SDC chair Taurai Mleme, were travelling from a workshop in Rupangwana together with their Schools’ Inspector , Norman Sharara who also serves as Zanu PF District Coordinating Committee (DCC) chairperson for Chiredzi.

Efforts to get a comment from Masvingo Police Spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dhewa were fruitless. However, Sharara confirmed the accident to The Mirror.

The accident happened near Palm Tree lodge in Chiredzi along Ngundu-Tanganda road.

Sharara was taken to Hippo Valley Medical Center.

“What I remember is I was driving from Save and when I reached the area near Palm Tree Hotel, I saw an oncoming vehicle and the driver failed to dim his lights and he crashed into my car,” said Sharara

No casualties were recorded but the vehicle was damaged.

Meanwhile, Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka is lucky to be alive after a speeding commuter omnibus rammed into her official off-roader, a maroon Toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX.

The unfortunate incident reportedly occurred last weekend along a narrow dirty road in her Hurungwe West constituency.

The crash occurred after she had travelled to Kariba alongside justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and other senior party officials to mobilise the electorate ahead of this weekend’s Kariba Ward 5 by-election.

Mliswa-Chikoka’s confidante, Tommy Mwanza confirmed the accident to NewZimbabwe Tuesday.

“The minister did not suffer any injuries. The impact was not severe as her car had stopped to pave way for the kombi whose driver rammed his kombi into the minister’s stationary car. Actually, its the kombi driver who sustained injuries,” said Mwanza, a former party provincial security chief.

He pleaded with this reporter not to publish the story, and could not be drawn to comment whether or not foul play was suspected.

The minister’s personal aide, Tendai Mautsi, who was not travelling in the vehicle at the time of the accident, did not respond to an inquiry by NewZimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) provincial spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove could not be reached to give further details on the matter by the time of publishing.

The controversial politician recently made headlines for unilaterally tampering with Zanu PF structures and later eliciting censure from the commissariat department and youth league national chairman, John Paradza.

— Mirror/NewZimbabwe

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